Objective To explore the related factors of the nurse communication ability and character. Methods The cluster sampling method is applied for 340 nurses from four secondary hospitals in Mengcheng County Anhui province, by collecting data with nurses＇ communication scale and personality questionnaire. Results The nurse L scale （hide） scores below the norm, P 〈 0.01, P （psychoticism） scores above the norm, indicating that there was a significant difference P 〈 0.01 ,N （neuroticism） and Extraversion scale （E） score above the norm narrowly, showing that there was no significant difference ,P 〉 0.05. Nurses＇ personality E scale points were positively correlated with nurse communication ability, Nurses＇ personality P ,L,Nscale points with the communication skills of nurses and all the factors were negatively correlated. Conclusions The nurses of the county were at a lower communication level, for the personality is one of the most important factors influencing their communication ability.
communication skills of nursing staff, Personality